Grand Parade

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Starting Time: 6:00 p.m.
2014 Grand Marshal: Carol Kitzmiller
Units: Approximately 150
Participation: Pre-festival registration, INVITATION ONLY.
Description: The Millersport parade is an annual Event to open the Sweet Corn Festival starts at Millersport High School and travels north on Lancaster Street in Millersport and turns east onto Chautauqua Boulevard finishing on the Lions Community Park in front of the Main Entertainment Pavilion. Featuring 18 High School Bands and a variety of other units.

We were honored to have Carol Kitzmiller serve as the 2014 Grand Marshal. This very busy volunteer was recognized for her longtime and generous support for the Sweet Corn Festival, her active involvement in the American Legion Post Auxiliary, Hospital Twig 13, the Walnut Township Local School District, her generosity to numerous charitable organizations and her love and promotion of Buckeye Lake and Millersport.

Chairman's email: paradeandqueens@sweetcornfest.com

Queens Pagent and Banquet is
sponsored by:
Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Services
Coughlin Hyundai &
Coughlin Toyoto of Heath


Queen and Court

2014 Queen Johanna Whetstone - (Millersport)
Johanna is the daughter of Dr. Jim and Julie Whetstone of Millersport, Ohio. She attends Millersport High School where she is captain of the varsity volleyball team, member of the National Honor Society, Quiz Team, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Illumination select show choir, marching band, pep band, an Academic Letter recipient and a Top Scholar. Johanna is also a Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador, active in the Millersport United Methodist Church as a worship leader and Bible School crew leader, acted in major roles in the local theatre, an American Red Cross Blood Drive worker and donor. She loves singing, song-writing, piano, acting and volleyball and plans to follow in the family tradition to pursue a medical degree and become a physician in an emergency room.

 


2014 First Runner-Up Oliva Allan - (Lakewood)
Olivia is the daughter of Chris and Mindy Allan of Hebron, Ohio. She attends Lakewood High School where she is a Academic Letterman, cheerleader, plays soccer, participates in the Big Buddies Program and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Olivia is a member of the Hebron United Methodist Church serving as a nursery aide and volunteers at the annual Hebron Music Festival and the Easter Egg Hunt. She plays the piano for local nursing homes during Christmas, longtime 4-H member that is currently serving as club secretary and participates in several Breast Cancer Fundraisers including the Susan Komen Race for the Cure and the Triathlon for Hope. Olivia enjoys piano, camping, swimming and adventure racing. and plans to attend Otterbein College to pursue a degree in nursing and remain active in her church, community and family.

2014 Second Runner-Up Taylor Oxley - (Fairfield Union)
Taylor is the daughter of Allen and Kim Oxley of Thornville, Ohio. She attends Fairfield Union High School where is active in FFA as Vice President, Key Club, Student Council, Teen Institute, Small Engine Team, Livestock Judging Team, Girls Basketball Team Captain, French Club, and Prom Committee. Taylor is also a Scholar Athlete, State FFA Degree Recipient, Honor Roll, Academic Letterman. Taylor is a member of the Millersport Covenant Church, a food pantry volunteer, blood drive worker, statistician and time clock operator for little league basketball and volleyball. She has worked the past five years in her mother's restaurant (Hometown Hotdogs) as a waitress, cook, trainer, dishwasher and night manager. Taylor enjoys FFA, being with friends and family and showing steers and plans to attend college and pursue a career as a Midwife.
Chairman's email: paradeandqueens@sweetcornfest.com

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL Queen & Court Rules:

Takes place Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Entertainment Pavilion. Each of the 18 area high schools select a young lady to represent them in our pageant. These young ladies participate in our Wednesday Grand Parade along with their high school band. On Thursday of our festival, they begin their path through the judging process with closed doors individual interviews beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Lion's Club house. These interviews are conducted by 5 judges from outside the geographical area of these 18 high schools. Neither the judges nor the young ladies know who the other group is until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday of the festival. Following the closed door interview and the group walk through, the young ladies are then escorted onto the Main Entertainment Stage for public interview one at a time while continuing to be observed by the judges. following the completion of the on stage interviews, the judges retire to the Club House to tally their score sheets and determine our Queen, 1st and 2nd Runners Up.

The judging is based on 20% Activities, 15% Interview Questions, 15% Personality, 20% Speaking Ability, 15% Stage Presence, and 15% Overall Appearance.

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